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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Ohio on
Q: Is using 'Dead Poets' as a non-profit club nickname a copyright or trade mark violation?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 27, 2021

Maybe, you need to consult with an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: Ex filed contempt of court charges due to him missing 3 visits. If I give him 3 extra visits will I be found guilty?

3 extra weekend visits will be before court date

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Oct 25, 2021

If your ex missed his visits he is guaranteed by a court order due to some withholding or interference by you, then you can be found in contempt. But, it is possible the court will consider the matter resolved if he is provided make up visits before you ever go to court. That is not guaranteed.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: After I move out during an eviction, with no scheduled court date, do I need to pay the remaining rent balance?

I’ve recently been evicted and I have no known court date. I am 18 and have no idea what I am doing or what’s going to happen. I have a place to live but I need to know if I’ll need to pay my remaining rent due which I was evicted for not paying rent. The balance is a lot and there’s really... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 25, 2021

If you don't pay the rent that you owe, the landlord might decide to sue you for it. Usually that claim for money is filed along with an eviction lawsuit. So you might get a notice of a future court hearing on how much you owe. Or the landlord might not bother to pursue that unpaid rent, if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Q: Can my husbands 401k get tranfered to my bank account after divorce and qdro form or does it have to go into another 401

Divorce hearing is less than a month. We have a qdro form. Can the $ get transferred to my bank account? Does it have to go into my own 401k?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 25, 2021

You must to talk to your lawyer about the 401k and what can be done with it. If you don't have an attorney, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can review the circumstances, advise you, and prepare a QDRO if needed.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: Ex filed contempt of court charges due to missing 3 visits could not get to meeting point and wouldn’t come to my house
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Oct 24, 2021

Can you provide some more information? What question are you seeking an answer to?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My grandmother died and owes on her mortgage. Could you tell me the process of me being the successor of the property?

We were living with her when she died but without the deed we can't get water in our name and we can't pay mortgage payments without them giving us the account info

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 22, 2021

You can check the county real estate records to get a copy of the deed. A family member will have to file her will in the probate court to be appointed executor, or if she had no will, apply to be appointed administrator of her estate, who will then have legal authority to deal with her finances,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My ex-husband and I've been living together in Ohio in the marital home together throughout disillusionment

His name is the name on the deed the disillusionment agreement says we each get 50% at the home it was signed by the judge finalized we both continue 2 reside here it's for sale exhusband tells me I'm a squatter and I need to leave can he do this?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 22, 2021

Whether you can stay depends on the terms of the Separation Agreement which would be attached to the Decree of Dissolution filed by the court. Review that Separation Agreement then talk to the attorney who handled your dissolution case. If you didn't have an attorney, that could be a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio on
Q: Mom died with no will younger brother won’t fill out bond paperwork. Are there other options for an executor?

Can older sibling and I ask for a neutral executor since younger brother won’t fill out and file bond paperwork?

Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling answered on Oct 20, 2021

You don't even need a neutral executor. You should just apply to administer the estate. This will force your younger brother to act and, if he doesn't, then you can act as administrator.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio on
Q: If an attorney knowingly filed a ch 13 when you qualified for a ch 7 what would be considered acceptable punitive damage

None

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 20, 2021

That behavior probably doesn’t rise to the level of conduct necessary to award punitive damages.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: So my stepgrandmother got the property when my grandfather died and my dad has been living there for over 30 years

Now she is trying to kick them out because they are only the step kids but my grandpa's wishes was for them to stay on the property and it be divided between the kids after she dies but she's trying to kick them out is there something he can do

Aaron Epling
Aaron Epling answered on Oct 19, 2021

Very sorry to hear about this. I suspect your grandfather did not give legal effect to his intent, so your options are limited. It's worth talking to an attorney about, but you should keep your expectations low.

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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Q: Can I obtain a title of a vehicle left on my property ? The vehicle has been at my house for over 10 years.

I had left my friend borrow 5,000 almost 15 years ago. To ensure they would pay me back he left me with his vehicle that was valued at almost 60,000 back in 2006. He never returned and I have not been able to get ahold of him by phone or by mail. Please advise I am in the state of Ohio. I know I... Read more »

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Oct 18, 2021

This forum is solely for intellectual property. You will need to contact an attorney who specializes in tangible property.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for an employer to ask you to transport an item that is suspected to have an illegal substance in it?

My employer told me I was going to transport an item what is believed to contain an illegal substance. What can happen to my employer? I am in Human Resources and I am in no way shape or form associated with any form of law enforcement. It is unknown if the belongings has an illegal substance... Read more »

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Oct 15, 2021

This largely depends on your employment. If you are a crime lab technician or a law enforcement officer, then transporting illegal substances happens every day and is perfectly legal. If you are a pizza delivery person and your boss asks you to transport drugs, that is a very different story. More... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio on
Q: Is ge credit union allowed to freeze my bank acct. While in ch.7 with a right of offset? Before ch.7 court date?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 15, 2021

No. Not if the bankruptcy has already been filed.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Ohio on
Q: How can I gain access to my mothers bank account now that she is deceased?

Both my parents are deceased. They did own a trailer but the landlady of the park took the trailer and any assets inside and all that is gone now. There is only a bank account left. They did not have a will and I was power of attorney for my mother before passing . Is it possible for me to be able... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 15, 2021

There is simplified probate process for small estates. Contact the probate court in the county where your mother lived. They might help you with the necessary forms. If not, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney who can advise you. But that might not be cost-effective.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio on
Q: GE credit union took my money out my account for a car loan while in ch.7 bankruptcy before I could surrender the car

Can they do that?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 15, 2021

No. Not if they were on notice of the bankruptcy filing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: I am the main-applicant of my apartment. Can I get co-applicant evicted

The co-applicant is my girlfriend. She constantly harasses and threatens me. She will scream and yell for hours if need be. She does not help with any bills or household necessities (including food). She has no problem slandering me or my family constantly. She has no respect for me or anything in... Read more »

Anthony C. Satariano
Anthony C. Satariano answered on Oct 15, 2021

If you are both tenants on the lease, then you are in a tough spot. If she was just listed on the application as a resident and you are the sole renter on the lease, you likely could evict here. But if you are both true tenants, it is unlikely that you would have any superior right over her to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: The officer would not take my wife's statement of what she witnessed because she is my spouse. Is the officer correct?

I received a citation for simple assault in Ohio

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Oct 14, 2021

How an investigation proceeds is to a certain extent up to the discretion of the investigating officer. While there can certainly be arguments about partiality, if your wife witnessed the incident then she may be called upon to testify later. (Either as a defense or prosecution's witness).... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to help break a lease?

Covid related. Mother was in hospital. Doctors requiring first floor instead of third floor apartment.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Oct 14, 2021

You need to speak with an attorney who practices landlord/tenant law.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Ohio on
Q: How far back can a municipality go to collect taxes? Is there a cap on penalty & int. or can they clean you out?

I have unfiled city taxes for 14,15 ,16 and 17 for which they took me to court in 2019.

Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.
Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr. answered on Oct 13, 2021

Indefinitely. You did not file your tax returns. The statute of limitations for collections does not apply when a taxpayer does not file the tax return. You need to become compliant by filing the tax returns and then set up a payment plan after they calculate penalties and interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: Can person that confesses to a theft change their story and implement someone else was at fault 5 months later?

My daughter was with a person that confessed to theft but now the person is threatening to say she knew about the theft when she did not if my daughter does not pay for her class. This person told my daughter that if the $200 isn't paid this person will go to jail. Therefore my daughter needs... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Oct 13, 2021

She can change her story. It's kind of unlikely anyone will believe it. It sounds like she's already been charged and convicted and is now on probation. I do not think the prosecutor is going to want this case back.

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